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Syria reports first coronavirus death as fear grow of major outbreak

March 30, 2020 11:59 am

Several cities saw panic buying, with residents saying they saw food shortages and a surge in demand that pushed up prices ahead of the start of the curfew.

Syria, UAE leaders discuss coronavirus, a thaw in relations

March 28, 2020 8:58 am

The official Emirati news agency said Syrian President Bashar Assad and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak and reviewed preventive measures to fight it.

Syria reports its first coronavirus case

March 23, 2020 1:38 pm

The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, raised fears Sunday the pandemic may soon prey on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.

Turkey: Three sentenced to 125 years for murder of refugee toddler

March 14, 2020 12:47 pm

The sentence comes four and a half years after Kurdi's lifeless body washed up on a beach near the resort city of Bodrum in Turkey's Mugla province, which borders the Aegean Sea. Five other refugees who shared about with him were also found dead.

5 million Syrian children in need due to war, says UN

March 14, 2020 9:09 am

Death and displacement are just two of the life-threatening challenges children in Syria face, UNICEF has reported. As fighting enters its 10th year, many Syrian kids have known nothing but war.

Explained: Why the Erdogan-Putin meet is significant

March 06, 2020 4:07 pm

After a six-hour meeting Thursday, the Presidents of Turkey and Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin respectively, agreed on a ceasefire deal to de-escalate the situation in the Idlib region.

Russia says rebel positions in Syria's Idlib have merged with Turkish army posts

March 04, 2020 3:13 pm

The allegations, made by Major-General Igor Konashenkov, are likely to increase tensions ahead of a planned meeting on Syria in Moscow on Thursday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan.

Explained: The state of the war in Syria, and the bloody battle for Idlib

February 25, 2020 8:41 am

Turkey has closed the border and is trying to seal itself from waves of displaced refugees as Assad presses forth with a brutal campaign to take back Idlib.

Viral Video: Syrian dad plays 'laughing game' with daughter to help her deal with bombing

February 18, 2020 3:24 pm

There has been intense bombing in the Syrian province of Idlib for the last couple of weeks as a coalition of Russian and pro-government troops advance in the last bastion held by rebels. A father came up with a unique solution to help his daughter deal with it.

US steps up warnings on Russia over Syria's Idlib, military de-confliction

February 06, 2020 8:21 am

The Idlib violence has accelerated in recent months despite several ceasefire efforts, including as recently as January.


Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

Ten days on the Turkish border with Syria

October 23, 2019 7:07 am

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, 44 civilians were killed and 171 wounded since the attack began on Oct. 9. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human puts the death toll higher, saying 86 people have been killed, including 21 children.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

October 11, 2019 9:44 am

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

July 11, 2019 6:58 am

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

March 08, 2019 7:57 am

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

December 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars

Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

December 15, 2016 5:35 pm

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

Syria: Leading Russian musicians hold concert in Palmyra's ruined theatre

May 07, 2016 3:45 pm

Leading Russian musicians on May 5 staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria's ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country.

Love in the time of war: Stunning wedding photography amid the Syrian ruins

February 14, 2016 4:49 pm

Jafar Meray — a Syrian photographer who has photographed newlyweds in the backdrop of war-torn Syria's ruins — has created quite a buzz on social media.


The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

September 05, 2018 1:37 pm

Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.

Hopes and fears for the Syria ceasefire

February 23, 2016 5:58 pm